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Here am I, send me

Here am I, send me

Thanks to SparkLit supporters, Nyemo Muhuva and Happiness Kamale leave Bunda Bible College with essential Bible references in Swahili. Please pray that they will serve with love and grace the people God has entrusted to their care.

You can help young leaders like Nyemo teach God’s word with clarity and confidence.

 

My name is Nyemo Muhuva. I grew up in a good Christian family. My mother and father are subsistence farmers. We grow crops to provide ourselves with food, clothing, schooling and medicine.

 

I went to primary school for seven years. I didn’t continue with high school because of my family’s economic position. We could not pay the school fees or buy educational materials. So, I decided to work hard to help my parents farm our land.

 

I am chosen

 

At our church, I taught Sunday school. I received no training, so to educate the children I simply repeated what I had been taught.

 

My congregation and pastor inspired me. My pastor gave his time to train me to lead Sunday services and to preach. This training helped me realise that God had called me for his ministry. This was my stepping stone to engage in mission. 

 

I live in the Anglican Church of Tanzania Diocese of Masasi. My bishop chose three young leaders from our diocese to send to Bunda Bible College (BBC). I was so honoured to be appointed that I did not think twice about the 1700-kilometre bus journey, even though no one in my family had ever travelled so far away. 

 

I am transformed

 

I think that BBC is the best college in East Africa! Ample time and opportunities for group and individual learning and devotion enabled us to grow in Christian maturity. Supervised and monitored pastoral field practice gave us valuable experience in ministry. Extracurricular training equipped us with skills in tailoring, cooking, carpentry and driving. Best of all, our lecturers teach the Bible faithfully and fear God.

 

Life at BBC has changed me. I am not the same person I was when I started studying theology. My views about my faith and ministry have changed. I now preach and minister with greater competence and integrity. I know that women’s ministry is equal in value to men’s ministry. I am now confident to be a role model and to make women’s ministry acceptable in the Masasi Diocese.

 

When I finish my studies, I will go back to my diocese to fulfil the mission that God himself put in me. I want to teach Sunday school and help women to know and serve Jesus Christ.

 

I am grateful

 

I am very thankful to my bishop for sending me to BBC. His prayers and support have been a great encouragement. I am grateful to everyone, seen and unseen, who supported my living at BBC. Thank you, SparkLit, for providing books that will help me in my pastoral ministry and further studies. May God bless you abundantly. 

 

Please pray that our Lord’s grace will be sufficient for me and that his power will be made perfect in my weakness.

 

Nyemo graduated from Bunda Bible College in 2023 with a certificate in theology.

 

$80 will provide a Bunda Bible College graduate with a personal theological and pastoral library.